A Green Recovery after COVID-19
Kick-starting a just transition with healthy homes, providing a multibillion dollar economic boost
Fixing our woeful Building Code: An NZGBC wishlist
New Zealand’s Building Code is forever being criticised and complained about, so much so you wonder why nothing has changed. It has not evolved fast enough, and fails to provide New Zealanders with warm, dry, and sustainable places to live and work. Here we lay out the main areas that need to be changed.
Reducing waste: a more effective landfill levy
NZGBC submission on the Ministry for Environment's proposal to increase the landfill levy and apply it to more landfill types.
Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland Climate Action Framework
NZGBC submission on Auckland Council's draft Climate Action Framework which will inform actions for Council and its council-controlled organisations.
Zero Carbon Bill
NZGBC submission to the Environment Committee on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill.
Productivity Commission draft report on transitioning to a low carbon economy
NZGBC response to the draft paper in which we call on the Productivity Commission to recognise the importance of putting energy efficiency first, and consider other regulatory drivers such as improving the Building Code and energy labels for reducing the demand for energy in New Zealand.
Ten steps councils can take for a resilient low carbon future
Policy Plan for the Built Environment 2017
NZGBC launched a new policy paper 'A policy plan for the built environment' at the Green Property Summit 2017. The policy paper sets out how the sector and Government can work together to improve buildings for New Zealanders.
New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2017-2022
The New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy guides New Zealand’s energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy initiatives as well as the work of EECA. Here is the NZGBC Submission to the draft 2017-2022 strategy.
Residential Tenancies Act Amendment Bill
NZGBC response to the draft legislation for changes to the Residential Tenancy Act requiring insulation and smoke alarms to make rental properties healthier.
- Residential Tenancies Act submission – January 2016
- Proposed Residential Tenancies Regulations for insulation and smoke alarms – February 2016
Submissions and feedback on the Council's Unitary Plan provisions.
- Auckland Unitary Plan - Homestar submission - February 2014
- Auckland Unitary Plan - Green Star submission - February 2014
- Feedback submission - May 2013